hostapd & systemd on gentoo

Dan Egli ddavidegli at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 22:41:22 MST 2015


on November 15, 2015, Nicholas Leippe wrote:

> Have you asked in #gentoo on irc.freenode.net?



Wish I could. Unfortunately, where I am at the moment, IRC is blocked. I'm
lucky to get on my GMAIL account, and even that has to go through a
specially written proxy. :<


--- Dan

On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 5:42 AM, Nicholas Leippe <nick at leippe.com> wrote:

> Have you asked in #gentoo on irc.freenode.net?
> If an answer is not in the gentoo forum, that is where the gentoo community
> goes for help.
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:36 PM, Dan Egli <ddavidegli at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hey folks, perhaps my google foo isn't up to snuff today. I've been
> looking
> > for articles that help me understand exactly how to setup hostapd on
> gentoo
> > using systemd, and I'm not finding anything. I looked all over the Gentoo
> > Wiki and found nothing that mentioned both hostapd and systemd. I found
> > pages that mention one or the other, but they seem to contradict each
> > other's setup, making it impossible to use both pages at once. If
> possible,
> > I'd really like to use netifrc as well. But I can't tell for sure if
> that's
> > possible or if it's only for OpenRC setups. The Gentoo AMD64 walkthrough
> > specifically states that they assume you're using OpenRC vs. systemd. I'd
> > consider just using OpenRC, but I want this setup to be as future proof
> as
> > possible and since it looks like everyone is moving towards systemd, I'd
> > prefer to stick with that. This is especially true as all the
> walkthroughs
> > for luks that I've encountered have entailed using systemd and
> > /etc/crypttab and I can't find any that explain how to use luks with
> > OpenRC, although I'm sure it's possible. And yes, I've looked. Again, my
> > google skills must not be up to par today.
> >
> > I've no idea where else to look. So perhaps someone here can point me in
> > the right direction. I'm trying to create a wireless hotspot (that can
> work
> > in managed mode, obviously, not just ad-hoc) that gets called with
> systemd
> > under Gentoo. The desired network setup would be like this:
> >
> > eth0 - Public IP - Protected by iptables firewall that uses NAT to
> rewrite
> > requests from eth1 or wlan0 using eth0's IP
> > eth1 - Private IP (192.168.0.1 let's say)
> > wlan0 - Private IP (say 192.168.1.1)
> >
> > The iptables rules are in place and seem to work fine for eth0 & eth1.
> Both
> > eth1 and wlan0 are serviced by dhcpd. I've got dhcpd running and serving
> > addresses to those connected to eth1 just fine. And from what I can tell
> it
> > should serve addresses to wlan0 connected nodes, but I can't tell until I
> > can get hostapd up and running so that nodes can associate with the
> > wireless nic in the first place. I want the nodes to be wpa2 protected,
> of
> > course, and I have wpa_supplicant installed. But all the gentoo docs seem
> > to be about using wpa_supplicant to connect to an existing AP, not to
> have
> > the box serve as an AP itself (and there are reasons for this that I'm
> not
> > getting into at the moment, but I do have them). They mention hostapd,
> but
> > never give any config details that I can see.
> >
> > Any suggestions would be most welcome. I'm getting ready to pull my hair
> > out. Help!?
> >
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